The subject for the second week of CRUISING PHOTO of the WEEK (outtakes) is the port of Kotor, Montenegro, a stop for cruises originating in Venice that is popular for its fortified medieval old town. This photo was omitted in favor of three other images of Kotor’s magnificent mountain-rimmed harbor that were chosen for inclusion in my book ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships’ (available for ordering at 

Dominating the Kotor waterfront in this photo is the largest ship in Windstar Cruises’ fleet of six luxury yachts, the Wind Surf.  Carrying up to 342 passengers, it is the world’s largest sailing cruise ship. The five-mast staysail schooner, built in 1990 and renovated in late 2019, was known as Club Med 1 when I first photographed it sailing into Hong Kong Harbor in 1994, a photo that is included in ‘Cruising the World.’

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